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of the egyptian desert which is to say sandy, flat, rocky, bleak. you can't imagine why this point would be the place where two armies, you know, sort of came to a halt and dug in. but the reason is because it couldn't be outflanked. it was blocked on the north by the mediterranean sea. on the south there's kind of a marshy, sandy area called the qatar depression which can't really be -- it's impossible to heavy vehicles such as tanks, for instance. rommel likes -- one of rommel's tricks when he was fighting was to skirt around to posing army and jump on him from behind. so that couldn't happen here. among them were my five soldiers. and when they got to egypt in ir the first time in more than a year, they were separated in two groups. jack brister and dirke joined the first battalion king's royal rifle corps and went down with the seventh armored division which was the storied desert rats. they were a very famous part of the british army. cox, bolte and hayward cutting were sent out with the second battalion. so between those two groups they pretty much saw most of the battle when it fi
of a sandy area which is impossible for heavy vehicles such as tanks for instance. one of rommel's track's when he was around the opposing army was to jump on them from behind but that couldn't happen here. they were pouring material into the spot on the egyptian desert when he decided to fight, and then when they got to egypt for the first time the were separated into two groups. jack brister joined the first battalion and went down to the southern end of the line with the armored division which was the story of the desert, the very famous part of the british army. they were sent off with the second battalion and went up to the north end of the line so between them, between the two groups they pretty much saw most of the battle when it finally came october 23rd. i'm going to take a little digression since we are in vermont and we are hearing that hurricanes to read to read you something i wrote about my uncle's trip from his training from the front line it's really what i try to do as i thought about this is kind of trying to get inside of his mind as he drives across the egyptian deser
on really replenishing libraries and as a matter fact right now in response to hurricane sandy's devastation, we have got a web site and we are working with partners to raise funds to purchase terrific replacements for libraries in the new york and new jersey area. >> carol rasco have you moved into the e-book world that all? >> well, not in a big way yet, but we have certainly been exploring it and we don't discourage it. many of the schools and children we serve the most have not had access to the piece of equipment, and so we have been looking at how can we promote that in addition to wanting children to have books and get them engaged. we know that the e-book is a great way to do that for many children. i above all to not want to look back 10 years from now and say oh my goodness we let another digital divide occur so we want to make that the children we are serving have the opportunity to learn how to use the e-book and what is there and what it can mean to them. so we know our friends at first book are working on that kind of thing and i can't fail to think in another year or two that
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